Albany in the Summer

Last year’s Tulip Fest headliner Langhorne Slim & The Law.
City kicks off rockin’ summer at Tulip Fest
Summer in Albany means music — and lots of it! Each year, the city welcomes hot new musicians for concerts as part of Tulip Fest, the Alive at Five concert series, Capital Pride Festival and Parade, Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, the American Music Festival, Empire State Plaza’s “Summer at the Plaza”! and LarkFEST. These open-air concerts are the perfect way to get the most out of summer, and this year’s lineup promises to be well worth seeing!
Outdoor Adventures
Take a boat ride through Howe Caverns.
Howe Caverns
Outdoor Sites with Indoor Components

Don’t let the heat get the best of you this summer. Visit these great local attractions that offer something to do outside — and something to do inside!
Choose adventures at Albany Pine Bush, John Boyd Thacher State Park, or Howe Caverns, and you get to enjoy the best of both worlds!

Arts & Culture
 
Clinton’s Folly is 200 years old 
 
Once criticized as “Clinton’s Folly,” the Erie Canal turned out to be a resounding success. The 360-mile long Erie Canal connects Albany on the Hudson River, with Buffalo, and during the 19th Century, served as the primary means of moving goods across the state. As we celebrate the bicentennial of Erie Canal this year, Albany organizations offer unique programs, exhibits, and events that examine the enduring legacy of this one-of-kind waterway. Steamboat Meets, Tugboat Round-Ups, Canal Fests, and more greet visitors!
Family Fun
Photo credit: Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame
Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekends
Baseball season is almost here! Be at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in  Cooperstown, NY for the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Just a short drive from Albany, Cooperstown will be filled with baseball giants as we honor this year’s inductees, including Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez.
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